Pocahaunted is one of those bands that haunts you from the first time you see or hear them play. This was the case with Noise Problems. We´ve recorded Pocahaunted on a LE CLUB SUBURBIA event in Amsterdam way back in 09 and became fans ever since. It is definitely a favorite among our live recordings. The thing is they split up not long after so no chance to see them again live. R.I.P P-Haunt´s.
Three musicians from different parts of the world. playing free music. anti music, anti free, and music.
They met in Den Haag Royal Conservatory at the beginning of 2006, and they have been playing since.
The interest of the band is purely to find honest musical moments, in the inspiration of the background from "our countries and the life shared together."
Noise Problems studio recording sessions this time in the 'Karl Stockhausen' room at Den Haag Conservatory with No Habla Catalan. No Habla Catalan in the studio was recorded at The Hague Conservatory 02/11/2008.
Ricardo Tejero on saxes and clarinet;
Ofir Klemperer on keyboard, vocal and computer; Mikael Szafirowski on electric guitar, cavaccinio, vocals and Yedo Gibson on Soprano and Tenor saxophone and clarinet.
Another Sotu went by. This year´s Sotu was fantastic. Lots of stuff happening between OT301, OCCII, Vondelbunker and other places like the comic book shop "Lambiek", said to be the oldest comic book shop in the world, where we saw a live sketch battle. Awesome. At the Vondelbunker an unusual black metal program was very interesting with the Black Decades and Mannheim.
Impressive also was the 24 hour feedback/noise event "Giant Noise Feedback Show" at the OT301 where a giant sound installation unfolded in all public spaces at the OT301: the main hall and its bar space, the 4Bid Gallery, De Peper, the cinema and the cinema bar. In all spaces, simultaneously, noise acts performed. Their signals were fed to the Radio Patapoe studio in the basement, where a mixdown went live! Then the radio signal was again pickup by the acts, who used the radio signal to feed it back into their stuff!!! There was even a small set up with a mixer were the audience and visitors could add their 10 cent to the performance. Needless to say Noise Problems loved the concept! Well done Sotu & OT301 & Patapoe!
"All of OT301 will turn into a giant sound installation. Noise will pour out of every hole in the building. Audience can walk all through the installation, searching for the source of that distorted scream, the pounding bass, the deafening cymbal. Even, in the basement, there's an open space equipped to receive spontaneous outbursts of raging noise or subtle voice - from you, if you will."